Circus performer falls to his death during Florida show

Ruben Ruiz
March 20, 2018

"Yesterday night, March 17, one of the aerial straps artists of VOLTA by Cirque du Soleil fell during his performance on stage in Tampa".

According to local media reports, Mr Arnaud appeared to lose his grip on a strap before he fell, bringing the show to a halt.

Yann Arnaud, 38, died from his injuries hours after accident during the show VOLTAWho was Cirque du Soleil performer Yann Arnaud?

Daniel Lamarre, President and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group, added: "The entire Cirque du Soleil family is in shock and devastated by this tragedy..."

The last two shows, which were scheduled to take place in Tampa Bay Sunday, were canceled.

According to the Times, Arnaud fell during a complex routine with another acrobat as they swung back and forth over the stage. Inna's Instagram check-ins match Volta's tour schedule; and earlier this month, during the show's residency in Tampa, Yann and Inna took a family trip to Walt Disney World in nearby Orlando.

China appoints US-trained central banker
Separately, Liu Kun, head of the budget office of parliament, was elected to be the new finance minister, replacing Xiao Jie. Yi - a US-educated economist who speaks English fluently - had been deputy governor of the central bank for the last decade.

Prince Harry Allegedly Rejects Signing Pre-Nup Before Marrying Meghan Markle
Kensington Palace announced plans for Meghan's baptism in November, shortly after she and Harry announced their engagement . Not that Miz Markle was ever a red carpet zero, but her new found clout has certainly made her a trendsetter.

Missing teen found in Mexico returns home to Pennsylvania
Yu is friends with one of Esterly's four daughters, with Amy's family saying the pair met initially at church years ago. On Feb. 15 , Allentown police paid Esterly and his wife a visit and advised them to stay away from Amy and her mother.

Arnaud, who was from Champigny-sur-Marne, France, and living in Miami, performed the act along with fellow aerialist Pawel Walczewski, who also posted about the hard act on Instagram before the show. "It's time to go for it".

Julian Martinez, who witnessed the accident, told local TV station WFLA: It was bad.

Yann Arnaud, left, and GoelOuisse perform at a rehearsal for Cirque du Soleil's "Totem" in NY in March 2013.

For three decades, Cirque du Soleil has pushed the boundaries of spectacle.

"It was very bad", he said of the fall.

Lamarre told CBC News that Arnaud, originally from France, leaves behind a wife and two young daughters. Acrobat and aerialist Sarah Guillot-Guyard died after a fall during a show at a Las Vegas casino. The Aerial Strap act is considered a relatively safe number for a Cirque show.

Other reports by GizPress

Discuss This Article

FOLLOW OUR NEWSPAPER